The Hollywood Murders (DOS)

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The Hollywood Murders is an interactive text / graphic shareware adventure designed for gamers who are new to this type of game.

The game is set in Hollywood in the 1950's The player takes the role of Jim Novak : private detective, hard-boiled and down on his luck, in the classic film noir tradition.

It's a hot summers day and business is slow. Jim recalls meeting a dame in a bar. He reads her note and calls her. Later she's in his office asking him to find her missing husband. Jim has a case and the game begins.

This game's parser system uses small Verb / Noun sentences such as 'take the rope', 'wear the glasses', 'use the key'. At key points a picture is displayed to help set the scene and at certain points there are sound effects such as gunfire.


The Hollywood Murders DOS Title screen
The Hollywood Murders DOS This is the view outside
The Hollywood Murders DOS You leave your office and next door is Julie, your secretary
The Hollywood Murders DOS The game starts here

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piltdown_man (147576) added The Hollywood Murders (DOS) on Nov 19, 2010